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Boy sees mother, sister raped in North Darfur

December 2 - 2015 SHANGIL TOBAYA / RED SEA
(file photo)
(file photo)

Gunmen raped a woman and her daughter in Shangil Tobaya on Tuesday, in front of her 10-year-old son.

A group of gunmen, reportedly from the Abbala tribe, stopped the two women and the boy when they were on their way back from farming to Shangil Tobaya. A relative of the victim reported the rape to Radio Dabanga.

“They raped the 60-year-old mother and her daughter, a young woman, at gunpoint. The son was made to watch his mother and sister being raped. When he cried, they stuffed a piece of clothing in his mouth,” the relative said.

The gunmen left the three on the road. The victims have been transferred to the hospital in Shangil Tobaya for treatment.

Rape in Red Sea

In Red Sea state, eastern Sudan, a 50-year-old woman was raped by soldiers of the Sudanese army on Monday, according to the report of a former member of the state's legislative council.

Hamid Idris condemned the incident, which took place in Agig locality, in an area named Dirheb. He told Radio Dabanga: “Army and security personnel in this area are taking advantage of the imposed emergency laws, which grant them impunity to commit such violations and harass civilians.”

A Sudanese Member of Parliament, Ibrahim Mohamed Idris, a member of the Free Lions party, demanded the formation of a commission of inquiry for the incident as soon as possible during a parliamentary session in Khartoum.

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